Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 2009

Member Review by Nicki Gig:

red juicy fruit combined with blackberries, big, bold, red and dark currants and chocolate milk components, huge and amazing. Eating it with steak would make it that much better

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Pride Mountain Vineyards:
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery ... Read more
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery that blends smoothly into its mountainous surroundings and California heritage. The charming and unpretentious tasting room offers guests the opportunity to sample the latest vintages while chatting with the gracious and knowledgeable staff. County regulations require that visitors hold a prior appointment. Read less

Member Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/01/2010

red juicy fruit combined with blackberries, big, bold, red and dark currants and chocolate milk components, huge and amazing. Eating it with steak would make it that much better


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/29/2009

Big, but also sliky smooth. Very impressive. Beautiful tannins with notes of crushed violets. Every thing is perfectly integrated.


Snooth User: Napa12
7383515
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 12/28/2010

I'm new to Pride Mountain and have become an instant fan. I attended a vertical Cab Reserve tasting covering 1999 to 2004, with a couple of eclectic other Cabs to add interest. Blind tasting can be embarrassing. When you encounter someone who treats the hobby with a little snobishness or arrogance, lure them into tasting blind. We knew that there was a Parker-rated 99 in the group, and you like to pick it out for your credibility. I didn't think the wine I picked as the 2001 was my favorite. It is still in the crib, but it, indeed, was the 01. I think it needs another 10 years, maybe 20. It is a Big Wine. I picked the 2004 second, thinking it was the 02, or 03. Great red wines can have some subtle differences. It didn't have the ink-black color of the 01, but then none of the other wines did either. It is much more accessible, now, than the others, although I think it'll improve for a decade or more. They all will. What I like about the 04 was a wonderful nose that screamed, "delicious fruit," and a taste, that went on and on, to match. I didn't need food, although this would go beautifully with the usual bold red-wine fare, I could have sat there and sipped this bottle all by myself, basking in the rare, perfect fruit. Robert Foley nailed this one, as far as I'm concerned. I'll be looking for deals of this wine (around $100, I guess).


Snooth User: Jesse Janz
7398470
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/03/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
125081448
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 02/25/2009

Dark & brooding. The nose opened with some damp forest floor of pine needles and moss. Intense dark fruits of super black cherry, black currant and blackberry, with a deft touch of pomegranate. The palate revealed an amazing intertwined medley of those black fruits with some black & white malted in the mix, leaning heavier toward the chocolate. Wow. The tannins seemed to be resolving nicely although I sensed some chewiness still present. There is too much happening in this wine to put in words. Its somewhat typical Foley and yet I can see the appeal to a wider audience including Foley dissers. The mouth feel was very silky and smooth, but you can't ignore the power hiding under the surface of this iceberg. As others have stated: this is an exotic cabernet with TONS of structure and finesse. No rush on these. A super long minute plus finish and Bobs your uncle.... really.


Snooth User: Jesse Janz
7398470
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 06/03/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/03/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 09/22/2010

The utterly profound 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals abundant notes of licorice, creme de cassis, unsmoked high class cigar tobacco, and toasty oak. Full-bodied with fabulous depth, richness, and texture as well as a multilayered mouthfeel, s... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1500ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/20/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1500ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) must be tasted to be believed. A black/purple color to the rim is accompanied by gorgeous scents of creme de cassis, incense, liquid minerals, and graphite. This profound offering is extremely full-bodied as well as rich with high but sweet tannin that coats the palate. Fasten your seatbelts if you're going to taste a bottle of this wine. It was still in barrel when I tasted it, and since it does not get fined or filtered, what I tasted is what the consumer will get. Beg, borrow, steal, cajole, or sell your most prized possessions, but be sure to get a bottle or two of this wine. It is a potential legend in the making. Give this exciting dry red 4-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following three decades. Drink 2007-2038. Pride Mountain Vineyards = brilliance in the bottle!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals an inkier purple color along with a classic nose of graphite, creme de cassis, smoke, crushed rocks, and barrique. Surprisingly approachable, long, concentrated, and impressive with flawless integration of wood, tannin, and acidity, it can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Good red-ruby. Roasted red currant, mocha, licorice, dark chocolate and menthol on the nose; clearly riper than the regular cabernet. Then big, chewy, broad and deep, with powerful flavors of currant, chocolate, mocha and tobacco, sweetened by oak. Finishes impressively long, with big, broad, horizontal tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

The 2002 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has an inky ruby/purple color and a gorgeously sweet nose of creme de cassis and cherries intermixed with some vanilla and spice. The wine is opulent, full-bodied, with an unctuous texture and blockbuster finish with no hard edges. It seems to be on a faster evolutionary track than the 2001, but who's complaining? This is still a 15- to 18-year wine.


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